Art History 118
Looking at the setting in Figure 1, the main focus is drawn to two large buildings.
These are the Pennsylvania Station and the Post office building located in New Y
Charioteer of delphi is clothed dude with silver color hands out
Both show self-restraint humanism
GREEK TEMPLE AND DYNAMIC EQUILIBRIUM (CONTRAPPOSTO)
1) Polykleitos, spear bear (doryphros, c. 440 BCE (roman marble copy orig was in bronze
The genius of early medieval art is able to adapt pre existing visual languages and narratives
from other cultures around (jews)
DARK AGES / MEDIEVAL
1) Image of petrarch from manuscript in the british library venice c 1400
a) Theme of language
New owl on moodle
Study for quiz on friday
Greek art classical gravemaker, and the power of restraint
1) People who are wealthier - can afford to buy it will be able to have these carvings on
Rise of humanism and male nudity
Lecture 1: Introduction: Some Basics Concepts of Art Historical Analysis
painting in the Brera Gallery, Milan
Giotto, Marriage of the Virgin, 1304
Marriage of the Virgin,
painted for the Cathedral in Perugia,
Italy for the chapel where th
Has a large court yard with a big fountain in the middle.
The main part of the building is under the roof and in this case, there is a centralized
space. This was down for asthetic reasons.
The four towers are there for show. They only need one.
Members of the upper-middle class.
5 ft high.
Jewels and crown. You can almost see the texture of each article of clothing.
Uta is happy face. Ekkehard is very content.
The church made these scu
o He is a relief figure. He is almost completely removed from the stone but is not.
o The style is more classical. Far away form the flat absctract figures of
Nicholas of Verdun, Shrine of the Three Kings 1190
- It is a bobox.
The chapel was on the second level.
40 ft high. Small building my Gothic Standards.
The wall of the building is 1/8th of the elevation. The columns are so slender, and the
vaults are soooo thing.
Everything is painted which makes it appear t
The support system consists of simple cylinders.
It really uses groin vaulting.
A huge open space. It has a lot of air.
o First gothic building.
o Built in order to promote the interest of the king of France.
Chartres Cathedral, Chartes, France
introduction some basic concepts of art history analysis
iconography meaning and symbols meaning derived from picture action
Visual analysis analysis of formal properties of art
Historical context why was the work made? How does it relate to oth
Martyr saints who were killed for their protection of christianity were killed in manners that
left their bodies fragmented or that otherwise made peaceful for respectful burial impossible
These fragments (relics) were believed to hold miraculous powers a
Crusades: armed pilgrimage christian crusaders wanted to retake
St. sernin, toulouse, france, 1070-1120
Romanesque cookie cutter style of church
Rounded arches and thick and heavy walls
1) St sernin much bigger than the st foy
Art History 118
December 7, 2015
Fine Arts Center: Passageway to modernism
One of the most important and highly praised buildings in University of Massachusetts
Amherst is the Fine Arts Center built in1975. It is lo
List of Images to know for Quiz: 9/20/2015
Newgrange Passage Grave, County Meath, Ireland, 3100 BCE
note the post and lintel construction and the light box or transom above, theres a long passage that lead to
the main chamber with multiple burial areas
Art History 110
FINAL EXAM STUDY LIST
Format of Final: 3 comparison short essays, 20 min. each (20% each). One longer essay (40%).
COMPARISONS: First, identify both works by Artist (family name only ok, as shown in capital
letters), Title, Date, Medium, t
Art History 110
FINAL EXAM IMAGE LIST
9-8 MICHELANGELO Buonarotti, David, marble, 1501-04
9-6 RAPHAEL, The School of Athens, fresco, Stanza della Signatura (Room
of the Signature or library of the pope), Vatican, Rome, c. 1510-11
9-20 TITIAN, Venus of Urb
Edvard Munch, The scream 1893 tempera and pastel on cardboard
- Strips away all identifying features no real body kind of like a ghost
- The more abstract it becomes the more it can be read as expressive
- Colors are primary colors straight from the tube
1) Early example of the saved architecture
a) NY Kouros c 600 BCE
b) Kritios boy 470 BCE
Buddha lived somewhere in between
Buddha lives early but religion takes awhile to spread
c) Buddhism, christianity, and islam
Important world religions
Period of the republic- 509 bc- 27 bc
27 bce- 312 beginning of the empire ruled by emperor
1) Roman law was highly praised
b) Greeks are cultural
c) Romans are political use visuals and art
d) 88-89 92 100-101 105-107
e) 96-99 101-103 108
parthenon Contrapposto building ( asymmetrical)
Detail of the ionic frieze parthenon ca. 440 BCE
Late classical art
Gender, sex, violence and death:
Emotion in later greek art
1) Men are the public area
2) Females represent private/personal
Grave stele *g
First thesis Art convinces devout christians that offers people to a world beyond
Second thesis Specifically through emperors closeness of god that public has
220 CE constantine moved to capital of the Roman empire to byzantium w
Tomb Cover with Effigy of Rudolf of Wabia, Merseburg, Germany 1080
- Example of bronze casting.
- The medium is sculpture.
- They would make what they ever wanted out of wax, then use clay to form a mold, then
pass that down into a furnace and melt the wa
Christ and Disciples on the Road to Emmaus Sculpture
o Carved in relief.
o Really good example of Romanesque.
o We have the human form.
o This sculpture
o Jesus is made bigger, to demonstrate his importance.
On the pouch that Christ is carry
o The size of Athens is roughly the size of Umass Amherst campus.
o To be a citizen you had to be a 25 year old male who owned land.
o Pericles of Athens, one of the politicians. Most influential man of Athens around
450. He is a military man. In 450
is worshipped in the Pandroseion adjacent to the Erechtheion.
peplos: A simple draped garment for women, often made of heavy, woollen cloth.
polytheism: The worship of many gods (in contrast to monotheism, the worship of one god).
Poseidon: Known as the b
Zeus from Artemison 470 BCE.
- He is a bronze.
- Love for facial hair.
- He is balancing on his feet.
- The pose is very important.
- The pose is Zeus holding his thunderbolt because of seeing the same pose in other works
Myron Disobolus (Discus
Kouros from Attica in 600 BCE Nudity.
- Figure of a nude male youth.
- Made of pink marble.
- 6ft tall.
- He has preserved some of his redness.
- Used as grave markers.
- No culture had ever set up monuments to nude figures before.
- In the Bible, nakedne
Howard Carter who was the excavater, who paid for the expenses of King Tut.
They found it on the 4th of November in 1942. He waited until the 26th of November to
The tomb was robbed.
The Inner Coffin 1320 BCE.
o He was in multiple coffins. The
They are placed in the house of warship for the purpose of communicating with the gods.
They are made with while alabaster and gypso and limestone.
The stones are precious, they had to be imported.
The eyes are made of laphus, that come for Afghanistan.